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mongosh Method

This is a mongosh method. This is not the documentation for Node.js or other programming language specific driver methods.

In most cases, mongosh methods work the same way as the legacy mongo shell methods. However, some legacy methods are unavailable in mongosh.

For the legacy mongo shell documentation, refer to the documentation for the corresponding MongoDB Server release:

For MongoDB API drivers, refer to the language specific MongoDB driver documentation.

Returns:The current database connection.

db.getMongo() runs when the shell initiates. Use this command to test that mongosh has a connection to the proper database instance.


mongosh has a sub-command, db.getMongo().setSecondaryOk() which is not available in mongosh. Use Mongo.setReadPref() instead.

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